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Do You Like Rocks and Geology?
October 5 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
|Do You Like Rocks and Geology?
Saturday, October 5th 1:00 p.m.
Ken Lyon, P.Geo., and Alan Brunger, Professor Emeritus Trent U, are leading a half-day, old-fashioned road trip north of the City of Peterborough. We will explore geology features going back a billion years and more in The Land Between, one of the most priceless natural heritage areas in Ontario. Stops will include Paleozoic limestone and fossils in Lakefield, the Great Unconformity between inliers of Precambrian and Ordovician rocks at Galesburg, the metamorphic and igneous core of an ancient mountain range at Gilchrist Bay and, time permitting, a Pleistocene glacial spillway at Warsaw Caves that carried about as much water as Niagara Falls does now. Lots of Pleistocene glacial features along the way. Details are in a road log that can be accessed by clicking on the link. This trip complements Ken’s monthly meeting presentation on Oct.9. Not a lot of walking but wear sturdy footwear and dress appropriately for the weather. The trip will be cancelled if it’s pouring rain. Also please bring gas money if you want to car share. The trip is about 65-70 kms.
Meet at the Riverview Park and Zoo, Water Street North at 1:00 p.m